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IBC 2012: GoPro shows remote & waterproof solutions

September 10, 2012
IBC 2012: GoPro shows remote & waterproof solutions
AMSTERDAM — GoPro (www.gopro.com) showed Protune firmware and the Wi-Fi BacPac at the IBC show. The company also showcased its new Dive Housing, a large, flat glass lens that allows for maximum photo and video sharpness underwater in all resolutions.
 
Protune mode adds capabilities that are critical to the production and post production pipeline, including support for 24p and the 35Mbps data rate. A neutral color profile allows for greater flexibility in a color correction workflow and log curve encoding offers more detail in shadows and highlights. Protune is expected to be available as a firmware upgrade this autumn.
 
The Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit allows professionals to control up to 50 GoPro cameras at one time. The Wi-Fi BacPac attaches to the back of GoPro cameras to Wi-Fi enable them. The waterproof and wearable Wi-Fi Remote can control up to 50 GoPro cameras at a time from a range of 600 feet. 
 
And the new Dive Housing, priced at $49.99, features a large, flat glass lens that allows for maximum photo and video sharpness underwater in all resolutions. Waterproof to 197 feet, the Dive Housing is suitable for diving, snorkeling and any other underwater filming scenarios. It’s compatible with all HD Hero cameras, GoPro mounts and accessories.